Accreditation

The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences partners with the College of Engineering to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Optical Sciences and Engineering. The B.S. in OSE degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Accreditation is a voluntary, nongovernmental process of peer review and requires an educational program to meet defined standards. Accreditation serves to notify parents and prospective students that a program meets those standards and also notifies employers that graduates are prepared to begin professional practice. Optics is a relatively new educational discipline, so accreditation standards have only recently been developed — and the College of Optical Sciences bachelor's degree program is among the first to be accredited.

Annual enrollment and graduation trends for all ABET accredited engineering degree programs are reported by the College of Engineering. Provided below are the objectives, curriculum and outcomes by which the B.S. in OSE program was assessed at its most recent review, in PDF format: